Saturday, September 22, 2007


Write, produce, direct a feature film...profitably

Raindance is pleased to present Elliot Grove's LO-TO-NO BUDGET FILMMAKING weekend in London Saturday/Sunday 27/28 October. This is the crash course where Guy Ritchie met Mathew Vaughn, and the course that has come to form the basis of independent film production in the UK and Europe.

We also have a special SPECIAL OFFER for email update subscribers who book this course - book, attend, and recieve a FREE copy of Elliot's book: Raindance Producer's Lab.

What do Chris Nolan, Mathew Vaughn and Guy Ritchie have in common? All are former students of Elliot Grove's LO-TO- NO BUDGET FILMMAKING class and have gone on to write, produce and direct critically and commercially acclaimed films.

Why waste four years and thousands at a pretentious film school when Elliot delivers clear and concise information that you can use to write, produce, direct and distribute your first feature film, within budgets of £1,000 - £100,000 - £1,000,000. And in just 2 days.

For over 15 years, Elliot has run the
Raindance Film Festival, and worked with writers, directors and producers that are now the leading lights in the British independent film movement.

Few people know more independent filmmakers, have consulted on more low budget shorts and features, or shot more low budget footage than Elliot Grove. Let him show you how careers are launched, and how to launch your career in one weekend.

He has taught at leading universities in France, Denmark, Japan, Sweden and Canada, and unlike most other film instructors, writes and produces feature films himself, with three produced features, and four more currently in pre- production.

His students have gone on to shoot films that together have grossed more than $100,000,000 at the box office.

In 1998, Elliot founded the British Independent Film Awards, which have quickly become the most important independent film awards in the UK.

More than 5,000 students have taken Elliot's class. He's been featured and reviewed in every major film magazine and newspaper around the world, and his former students are a Who's Who of the UK film world.

From your initial idea to final film, in just two days taking Elliot Grove's
LO-TO-NO BUDGET FILMMAKING seminar, you will immediately learn and understand how to shoot, produce, direct, finance, market and distribute your film successfully and efficiently.


London Saturday/Sunday 27/28 October 9:30 - 6pm both days
Registration: £225 + VAT = £264.38
Includes a FREE copy of Elliot Grove's book
Raindance Producers Lab

Call 0207 287 3833 for enrollment or
Book Online Here

Please feel free to call me up with any questions about this course or about our training programme.

Will Pearce
Course Director
Raindance Festivals Limited

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DAY 1 Course Outline
Saturday 27 Sept 9:30 - 6pm


Learn a step-by-step process using proven cost-effective, lo- to-no budget filmmaking techniques by considering the best and most efficient ways to produce, direct, shoot and edit a saleable feature film.

Pre-Production: getting organised for an efficient shoot
Budgets from £500 to £1,000,000 are discussed in detail
Proven lo-budget short cuts and faking a million pound budget
Using sound and music to enhance production values
Getting professional actors
The essentials of the art and craft of film directing
More than fifty lo-budget shooting tips
Avoiding the three big filmmaking mistakes
The Five Minute directing school

What they are saying
DAY 2 Course Outline
Sunday 28 Sept 9:30 - 6pm


Discover the secrets and real facts behind marketing, selling and distributing your finished film throughout the world and the pre-planning you need to turn your movie into this year's cult classic, and yourself into a hot filmmaker.

The movie game: presenting your first project to investors
Approaching named actors
Distribution and marketing
Publicity: the essential ingredient to selling your film
PR kit: creating an effective package
Film buyers and film markets
Plotting the film festival route
Film financing: executing a strategy for a £50k-£3m budget
Honing a workable pitch for your film
The distribution deal
Putting together a realistic gameplan

Interview with Elliot

Read an article By Elliot:
Hollywoods 4 Biggest Lies

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